Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Holiday Building Schedule

The Carnegie Center will close on Wednesday, November 26th at 5 pm for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will reopen on Monday, December 1st at 9 am.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Friday, November 21, 2008

Carnegie Center in the Snow

Happy Friday! We hope that you can make it out for Gallery Hop tonight from 5-8 pm. The Laurie S. Bottoms Gallery will be featuring the work of Ron Davis.


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

FFLN: Celebrate Culture Night

The Carnegie Center was thrilled to host over 100 families and volunteers for our last Family Fun and Learning Night of the year. Thank you to all of the organizations that contributed to the success of the event! Thanks to Bourbon n' Toulouse for their awesome food donation.

Here's a photo recap:

A good time was had by all! Stay tuned for future FFLN updates for 2009!


Monday, November 17, 2008

PBJ Concert with the Lexington Philharmonic

The Carnegie Center was thrilled to host the Lexington Philharmonics's PBJ Concert on November 8th. Here are some cute photos:

Nothing like a good 'ole PBJ. Happy Monday!


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Fall Fundraising Fun

How's that for alliteration?

Last night, Executive Director Jan Isenhour and her husband Larry hosted the final fundraising reception of our $1 million capital campaign. We're just $13,000 away from our goal! Thanks to everyone who attended and to all those who have offered the Carnegie Center their support. And of course, our sincere appreciation to our Fundraising Committee, volunteers, and the Isenhours for opening their doors to us and sharing their wonderful home.

Some photos from the evening:

Guests enjoyed readings by Writer-in-Residence Neil Chethik (below) and Executive Director Jan Isenhour.

Have a great day!
Laura, guest blogger

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Home Grown Panel to Meet at Carnegie Center

A panel discussion about home grown food to be held at the Carnegie Center. Here's the details:

Home Grown Panel: Activism Through Food
Carnegie Center
251 West Second Street

Thursday, November 13th
6 pm, Jesse Stuart Room

A Conversation with Good Foods Co-op, Seedleaf, Al's Bar, and Elmwood Stockfarm.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Hope that you can join us!


Friday, November 7, 2008

Body-Love Project

Please note that the Body-Love Project performance has been postponed. Stay tuned for further details regarding a new date! If you have questions, feel free to contact the Carnegie Center at 859.254.4175).


Thursday, November 6, 2008

Saturday Seminar

This Saturday, November 15th, the Carnegie Center will hold another workshop in our Saturday Seminar series. Here's the details:

Online Resources for Creative Writers
Saturday Nov. 15 10:00 am-1:00 pm

The internet provides creative writers with access to more resources than ever--databases of literary magazines and conferences, online writing workshops, contest listservs--but these resources can be difficult to find and evaluate. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll explore the best websites for researching writing conferences, contests, grants, and literary magazine publishers. $25. Carrie Green

If you are interested in signing up, please give us a call (859.254.4175) or send us an email (ccll1@carnegieliteracy.org).

We hope to see you there!



Wednesday, November 5, 2008


The Carnegie Center would like to congratulate our board member, Kelly Flood, for her win as state representative from the 75th District of the Kentucky House of Representatives.


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

New Family Learning Center Mural

The Family Learning Center (home to our wonderful after-school tutoring program) has a new tree mural thanks to volunteer, Ruth Barcelona. Here's a sneak peak!


Speaking of the Family Learning Center and tutoring...
If you have already completed an intake meeting with our tutoring coordinator, we are still looking for a tutoring match for you. Fatimah will contact you as soon as a tutor is found.

For those who are interested in tutoring, our program is currently at capacity. We will begin taking inquiries again in January. If you would like referrals to other low-cost tutoring programs, please give us a call (859.254.4175).

Thanks again to Ruth for creating such a beautiful mural for our students to enjoy!


Monday, November 3, 2008

GRE Prep Class Begins this Week

Our GRE prep course begins this week. We still have room for more students!

Here are the details:
Wednesdays Nov. 5 and 12 5:30 -7:00 pm

Have you purchased the GRE Review books but find that you can’t face working through them alone? This affordable review will get you started: work sample math problems, review test-taking strategies, and make your vocabulary more precise with the help of an experienced instructor. $25 for two-class session. Elise Mandel

Give us a call if you are interested (859.254.4175).